A dual approach to continuous-time envelope-constrained filter design via orthonormal filters

Chien Hsun Tseng, Kok Lay Teo, Zhuquan Zang, Antonio Cantoni

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The envelope-constrained (EC) filtering problem was initially posed in the continuous-time domain as a constrained L2 space optimization problem. However, only the discretized version has been solved, using various approaches. In this paper we consider the continuous-time EC filtering problem formulated using an orthonormal basis defined on a Hubert vector space. Carathéodory's theorem and the dual parametrization method are used to obtain a dual finite-dimensional optimization problem. Two iterative algorithms based on the gradient flow technique are then developed for solving this dual problem. The design of an EC optimal equalization filter for a communication channel is solved to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1042-1054
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Fundamental Theory and Applications
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1999
Externally publishedYes


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